Killed Bangladesh plane ‘hijacker’ carrying toy gun

A man killed by police in Bangladesh after allegedly hijacking a plane was found to be carrying a toy gun.

The 25-year-old man was shot dead by police after an emergency landing in the city of Chittagong.

It is understood the man took a crew member hostage and threatened to storm the cockpit. It was feared he was carrying explosives on the Dubai-bound flight, and some passengers said they saw him with a firearm.

But Chittagong police commissioner Kusum Dewan said in a statement on Monday that the suspect was carrying a toy pistol and had no explosives on him.

Investigators are now trying to establish how the man managed to get a toy gun through airport security and onto the plane.

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